This project primarily aims at increasing knowledge about the resistance and resilience of mixed forests to climate driven disturbances and providing the necessary information to improve the sustainable management of mixed forests in the context of climate change.

The specific objectives are:

  1. Determine the role of mixing species on reducing the vulnerability of forest stands to biotic and abiotic disturbances;
  2. Identify the management regimes to improve the resilience of mixed forests;
  3. Adapt growth models to simulate mixed forest dynamics under different climate scenarios;
  4. Analyse the effect of risk resilient forest management alternatives on the provision of ecosystem services in mixed forests at different spatio-temporal scales
  5. Transfer the project results to stakeholders and policy makers